RM Sotheby’s announced a Texas single-owner sale including 56 mostly white Porsche cars and automobilia for 1-2 December 2023.
A special sale of mainly white Porsche cars was announced by RM Sotheby’s for early December 2023 in Texas, USA. The sale will include 63 cars, of which 56 are Porsches, in addition to over 500 lots of automobilia. The most expensive car in the auction is a 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder, estimate $2,500,000 to $3,000,000, with only 12 miles on the clock. Another highlight is the 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8, estimate $2,000,000 to $2,500,000, the last of 51 examples produced, and the second of just two “Strassenversion” RSR models built by Porsche Motorsport but driven for only 43 miles.
2023 RM Sotheby’s Texas White Porsche Auction
RM Sotheby’s announced the The White Collection auction — a unique gathering of rare Porsche models, most wearing brilliant shades of white — for 1-2 December 2023. The exact venue has not been announced yet but is presumably in Texas.
The collection represents over a decade of dedicated collecting by one perfection-focused owner: 63 motor vehicle lots, of which 56 are Porsche sports cars. Supplementing these are 2 Porsche tractors and other notable automotive gems. In addition to the vehicles, bidders can also anticipate an encyclopedic array of Porsche memorabilia, kept in mint condition, numbering over 500 lots in total.
The auction is set in a venue that can only be described as a Porsche sanctuary. Bright, expansive, and meticulously curated, the space is a direct reflection of the pristine collection it holds. From the high ceilings to the reflective floors, each detail has been thoughtfully crafted to heighten the allure of the cars.
RM Sotheby’s Texas White Porsche Sale 2023 Highlights
Some of the highlights in the collection are:
2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder
The crown jewel of The White Collection; a breathtaking and entirely unique rendition of Porsche’s modern hypercar. Delivered new to The White Collection via Porsche of North Houston, it currently indicates just 12 miles at time of cataloguing. Finished in paint-to-sample Grand Prix White (9A5) with color-matched magnesium wheels, over full LTS Yachting Blue leather and Bianco Leda piping, it was custom-specified by the consignor with over $96,000 of bespoke tailoring from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, as well as the desirable Weissach performance package. An extensive assortment of original 918 accessories accompanies the car, and it is the only 918 Spyder ever produced with this specification (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000).
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Maintained under single ownership for nearly 20 years, this authentic Carrera RS 2.7 Touring retains its numbers-matching 911/83 engine and gearbox and is presented in its factory colors of Grand Prix White with blue Carrera lettering over Black leatherette (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,200,000).
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8
Arguably the wildest 964 ever ordered by a Porsche VIP, this RSR is a truly incredible car representing the physical actualization of “special wishes,” the last of 51 examples produced, and the second of just two “Strassenversion” RSR models built by Porsche Motorsport with a fully appointed leather interior. Finished in the eye-catching color combination of Grand Prix White (L908) over Can Can Red and Grand Prix White leather upholstery, this example was delivered new to the UK in March 1996; rediscovered in 2015 and currently shows just 70 km (~43 mi) since new. It also retains its original tires and numbers-matching engine and gearbox (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000).
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
This Rare USA-delivery car originally specified with the coveted lightweight Sport (M471) package, left and right headrests, heated rear windscreen, and three-point safety belts retains its numbers-matching chassis, engine, and gearbox. Among the most desirable air-cooled 911s ever produced, this example will go under the hammer in its factory-correct colors of Grand Prix White (908) with red lettering over a Black leatherette interior (Estimate: $1,750,000 – $2,000,000).
1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S X85 ‘Flat-Nose’
One of 39 examples built for the United States market in 1994, this hand-built, high-performance, air-cooled special to bookend the 964-generation 911 Turbo boasts a lavishly appointed interior with Rootwood treatments and Cashmere Beige leather throughout and is believed to be one of two Grand Prix White X85 Turbo S Porsches (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000).
RM Sotheby’s last “Porsche Only” sale was in 2018 when a 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar sold for a model record $5,945,000 as the top result at the RM Sotheby’s Porsche Atlanta 2018 car auction.